Alpha Chi Omega
real. strong. women
SDSU Gamma Nu Chapter
December 20, 2015 Issue 1
With sixteen weeks gone by, the women of Alpha Chi Omega have achieved a long list of accomplishments.
It’s time to celebrate these achievements and look forward to an even better second semester!
You may notice the huge, beautiful
smile on every one of these ladies’
faces! This picture was taken on Bid
Day, the ofﬁcial last day of Rush, which
is the ﬁve-day recruitment process for
Panhellenic Sororities. After four days
of walking to eight different houses
and sharing conversations with
hundreds of sorority members, each
girl slowly discovered which house
was to be her home. On Bid Day, more
than seven hundred girls waited in
anticipation to open the envelope that
contained her bid: a formal invitation
to join one of the eight Panhellenic
Sororities. When we opened up our
envelopes, shouts of joy erupted
throughout Montezuma Hall. We all
dashed over to where our new sisters
were waiting for us, hugging, laughing
and even crying - happy tears, of
course! Each girl was thrilled to read:
“Alpha Chi Omega cordially
the fall 2015 sisters of Alpha Chi Omega in front of their new home!
on her envelope! After dancing around the lawn of the house and
tackling our sisters with love, the whole Alpha Chi Omega chapter
hopped on a few busses and landed at Belmont Park on Mission
Beach. The park was reserved just for us, and we spent the night riding
roller coasters, eating ice cream and celebrating the beginning of a
beautiful, life-changing story.
Alpha Chi Omega’s biggest philanthropy event of the semester
On Friday, October 9, 2015, Alpha Chi Omega at SDSU geared
up for the biggest philanthropy event of the semester: Alpha
Chi Carnival! We sold tickets to hundreds of people,
encouraging them to attend the highlight of the semester. The
on SDSU’s ENS
F i e l d , w a s
music and fun.
There was a
ring, a puppy
p e tt i n g z o o,
and of course:
P h i l a n t h ro p y
for weeks to
bring this event
to life. All the hard work was worth it: Alpha Chi Omega raised
an incredible $3,500 to donate to Becky’s House, our main
beneﬁciary. Becky's House provides comfort and care to
women and children who are victims of domestic violence. The
women of Alpha Chi Omega are front liners in the ﬁght to end
domestic violence, and we are dedicated to bringing awareness
and support to our philanthropy!
Macy Sentani, and President Allison Kerler
enjoy some delicious cotton candy at the AXO
Lexi Ortiz and her sumo opponent ready to rumble!
Shoes to Fill
Alpha Chi Omega is Ready to Take On the New Year
As you’ve seen, Alpha Chi Omega has had a year full of successes, moving forward in our
dedication to sisterhood, our philanthropy, and a brilliant display of leadership. Spring/Fall 2015
Executive Board did a great job of being the backbone of these successes, and our chapter’s new
board for the new year is prepared to carry on the legacy!
Congratulations to our Spring/Fall 2016 Executive Board!
ALPHA CHI OMEGA FALL/SPRING 2016 EXEC BOARD
(left to right)
Rebecca Reiner, VP Intellectual Development
Lauren DeWiggins, VP New Member Education
Michelle Tsang, VP Chapter Relations & Standards
Kendyll Woolsey, VP Ritual and Fraternity Appreciation
Carmel Alon, Chapter President
Kristyn Ferguson, VP Public Relations and Marketing
Francesca Long, VP Facility Operations
Brooke Arenson, VP Finance
Mallory DeAvila, VP Panhellenic Delegate
Sami Dobbs, VP Risk Management
Kayla Bui, VP Recruitment
Kenzie Kerrick, VP Membership Programming
Hannah Fyke, VP Philanthropy
What could be better than bid day?
Meeting your big sister, of course!
In addition to Bid Day and our Alpha Chi Carnival, another
event highlighted our ﬁrst semester; a week-long event
known as Big/Little Week!
A big sister, in sorority terms, is an upperclassman who
takes a girl under her wing and chooses her to be a part of
her family. These family lines can extend years and years
back and the bond within them is unbreakable! Every new
member looks forward to Big/Little week - four days of
being showered with gifts that include all our favorite
things. For those four days we are in anticipation of who
could be the one sending the cute letters, crafting us
memorable and personal gifts, and who could possibly
love us so much when we hardly know anyone, still being
new members! On the fourth day, it was Reveal. All of the
fall 15 sisters waited in the basement while our big sisters
were upstairs, hidden in wrapping paper. We found the
ﬁgure that had our name on it and tore open the wrapping
paper to ﬁnd the greatest gift of all: Our new big sister!
From this issue on, the Alpha Chi Omega newsletter
will be issued monthly during the Fall and Spring
Until then, have a wonderful break and see you next
by Chesiree Katter